A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet


After three years of design and construction, Singapore-based firm G8A Architecture & Urban Planning has completed the Tropical Chalet, a naturally cooled home with a beautiful and functional “double roof facade.”

A defence of geoengineering

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Historically, the proposed examples have been pretty far out - including some in the literal sense, such as the mirrored "space shade" originally proposed back in 1989 that would deflect the sun's rays - like the white, cool roof concept used for buildings only on steroids and in orbit.